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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Giller Prize

This is one reason why it's so great to be in Canada. Where else in the world do we have a major televesion station with the guts to broadcast writing awards? CTV deserves much praise for the show last night. Yes it was over-produced with fancy cuts etc. but hey, I was a sucker for the synopses and I absolutely loved watching the writers sign their books. If tv is going to bring the general public into books and book awards, this is the way. I won't go so far as to say "thrilling" but it was compelling viewing -- and it beat the pants off any of those Oscar shows.

Now, as if we didn't have enough to read we're going to have to add another few books to the pile !! That's good, right?